The Healing Power of Sleep It’s a simple requirement of life. We need to sleep. In the past, it has been thought that sleep is just a process for rest and has at times, been considered a weakness. Sleeping can be considered a waste of time to the busy...Read More: The Healing Power of Sleep
How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise in Winter In the middle of a cold dark winter, it is hard to motivate yourself to exercise. It’s difficult to leave the house for work and it’s so tempting to rush home to hide under a duvet! However, the benefits of exercise...Read More: How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise in Winter
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Is When We Eat as Important as What We Eat? We are all constantly reminded that what we eat is very important to our health and wellbeing. Could when we eat be just as important? With so much focus on our calorie intake, we could be missing a simple...Read More: Is When We Eat as Important as What We Eat?
Category: Fitness Blog
How Regular Strength Training Can Keep You Fit and Healthy Regular Strength training to maintain health and fitness is something we’ve been advocating for a long time. So we were thrilled when the UK’s Chief Medical Officer released the Physical Activity Guidelines, which included the recommendation that adults...Read More: How Regular Strength Training Can Keep You Fit and Healthy
Tips to Avoid Injury When Strength Training There are few things more frustrating when you’re training than picking up an injury. It may be a small niggle, which means you have to take it easy for a week or something more serious, which can put you out of action...Read More: Tips to Avoid Injury When Strength Training
The Importance of Rest Days in Your Fitness Program When your fitness program is going well, and you’re enjoying your training, it can be really difficult to ease off the pace. As tempting as it might be to keep squeezing sessions in, day after day, you need to give...Read More: The Importance of Rest Days in Your Fitness Program
5 Simple Ways You Can Improve Your Health We all have those moments of inspiration when we decide it’s to time to get fit, get healthy, stop drinking, run a marathon or reduce stress. While these are all fantastic aims to have you don’t always have to aim big...Read More: 5 Simple Ways You Can Improve Your Health
Are You Making These Fat Loss Mistakes Eating too many calories? Dieting! And in a way that is not sustainable Trying to rush the process by going through extreme measures to get there Prioritising cardio training over strength training Not moving and staying sedentary outside of your gym...Read More: Are You Making These Fat Loss Mistakes
Worried about Christmas Weight Gain? Are you worried about gaining too much weight over the holidays & ruining all the hard work you have put in over the past few months/year? Some may say just relax and enjoy it and don’t worry about it, however, it can bring feelings...Read More: Worried about Christmas Weight Gain?
Is Alcohol Affecting Your Results? So we are in October! Would you be willing to give up alcohol for a whole month? For a good cause and supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Fundraise, many have given up their regular alcoholic beverages. ‘Go sober for October’ is a great...Read More: Is Alcohol Affecting Your Results?
Strength Training for Fat Loss When training for fat-loss what is important to consider is that doing cardio/aerobics alone will not give you the same benefits. The use of cardio/aerobics has its place, however, the inclusion of strength training for fat loss will be far more effective. Here is...Read More: Strength Training for Fat Loss
Squat to Avoid Back Injuries When squatting try to keep your lumbar (lower back) as neutral as possible. Take a look at the two comparisons, in the left clip where I have gone for the most depth you can see at the bottom of the movement the posterior...Read More: Squat to Avoid Back Injuries
Post Holiday Motivation Preparing for a holiday is really only a short term goal, and will only see you through until that holiday goal date, so what happens next after that? Summer is coming to an end, and finding it hard to get back into the swing of things...Read More: Post Holiday Motivation
Are You Struggling to Reach Your Goals? Many times I have heard clients in consultations discuss their goals i.e. ‘I want to lose 10 kilos’ or ‘I would like to lose fat off my tummy and get a six-pack’ but then in the very next breath when discussing their...Read More: Are You Struggling to Reach Your Goals?
Healthy Sugar-Free Granola Recipe I am not a big cereal fan at all, never really have been, however, if there is one thing I do like and seem to crave every now and again- its Granola! Of course, the normal everyday granola you see is not suitable due to...Read More: Healthy Sugar-Free Granola Recipe
Making That Lifestyle Change Lifestyle changes are a process that takes time, and implementing small changes each day/week, eventually will help to gradually create new and better habits. Once you are ready to make a change the difficult part is committing & following through. However, it is always the...Read More: Making That Lifestyle Change
Avoiding Setbacks in Your Training Goals – Pt 2 MORNING TRAINING or EVENING TRAINING? When it comes to staying consistent with a training schedule/plan for many, time, work & family commitments tend to be the main things that can cause setbacks. We can’t give up our family or our...Read More: Avoiding Set Backs in Your Training Goals – Pt 2
Stabilising Blood Sugar for Health & Weight Loss There are many common symptoms that people generally will suffer with on a daily basis, those of which can be caused by having unstable blood sugar levels. These symptoms, however, can be avoided by making some simple changes to your daily...Read More: Stabilising Blood Sugar for Health & Weight Loss
Lose Weight & Keep it Off in the New Year On the lead up to the Christmas Season lets face it, there is a high chance you will gain a few extra pounds. It is known that in the UK the average person consumes a whopping 6-7000 calories just...Read More: Lose Weight & Keep it Off in the New Year
Don’t Give Up..Keep Going in December! So the Christmas lights have been switched on.. the Winter Wonderland amusement park is in full flow.. there is a variety of Chocolates & Biscuits all over the office.. Christmas is already fast approaching.. but why? Can we just slow it down a...Read More: Don’t give up..Keep going in December!
Why All Women Should Be Weight Training There are so many benefits when training either cardio or weights. Both have their place when it comes to getting results and improving body composition. However, cardio has always been the easier option for many, taking to the road for a run,...Read More: Why All Women Should Be Weight Training
The Importance of Hydration Drinking an adequate amount of water every day has so many benefits, the importance of hydration on the human body should not be underestimated. Without a sufficient amount of water, the body struggles to function how it should. In fact, many common illnesses we experience...Read More: The Importance of Hydration
Why People Always Fail to Reach Their Health and Fitness Goals Why is it so difficult for many people to reach their health and fitness goals? Many people will put it down to setbacks such as time restraints due to e.g. work and family commitments, but more often than...Read More: Why People Always Fail to Reach Their Health and Fitness Goals
Similar to cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, caffeine is also a stimulant, and whenever...Read More: The Effects of Caffeine on the Body
Rest is a key part of any effective training program and very often one of the components...Read More: Fitness Rest & Recovery, Finding the Balance
Ensuring we have the correct nutrition and regular exercise should be the only factors that...Read More: Is Too Much Stress Making Me Fat
When speaking to clients and through my own journey what I have found common is the...Read More: Avoiding Set Backs in Your Training – Part One